Once upon a time in the gold rush, there was a girl from a mining camp, the Californio bandit she loved, and a cold-hearted Sheriff who wanted them both in his power....
Famous producer David Belasco's famous play about the Old West is remembered today because it was adapted into the opera La Fanciulla del West. But Belasco's novelization not only fills out the story told by the opera. It's also an interesting look into the California of Belasco's mining camp childhood, and both counters the myths spread by dime novels while using them to get an audience for his tale.
Complete in 18 chapters.
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